MOST PRE­SCRIBED PHAR­MA­CEU­TI­CALS

Ranked by to­tal num­ber of re­tail pre­scrip­tions, 2012

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Note: Re­flects pre­scrip­tion-bound prod­ucts in­clud­ing in­sulin and ex­clud­ing other prod­ucts, such as over-the-counter. Data in­clude lead­ing ac­tive-in­gre­di­ents or fixed-com­bi­na­tions of in­gre­di­ents, and in­cludes those pro­duced by both branded and generic man­u­fac­tur­ers. Ac­tive in­gre­di­ent names use in­ter­na­tional nam­ing stan­dards (e.g., parac­eta­mol is called ac­etaminophen in the U.S.). In­cludes all pre­scrip­tions dis­pensed through re­tail pharmacies, in­clud­ing in­de­pen­dent and chain drug stores, food store pharmacies, mail or­der and long-term-care fa­cil­i­ties. Pre­scrip­tion counts are not ad­justed for length of ther­apy; 90-day and 30-day pre­scrip­tions are both counted as one pre­scrip­tion.

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